A 28-years old man was sentenced to one month in prison by an Ota Magistrate’s Court, Ota on Monday for breaking into a shop to steal seven pieces of meat from a pot.
The Magistrate, Miss Temitope Adebutu, however, gave the convict an option of N5,000 fine.
The accused was arraigned on a two count charge of stealing and burglary.
The offences were said to have been committed on June 25 at about 6 a.m. at Ire-Akari Street, Ota in Ogun, Prosecutor Rosemary Brown told the court.
She further said that the accused broke into the shop of the complainant, Akinola Olamilekan, to steal seven pieces of meats from a pot valued at N700.
Prosecutor Brown said that the offences contravened Section 390 (9) of the Criminal Code Revised Laws of Ogun, 2006. (NAN)
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